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SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels ‘LET DOWN’ after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup – Check out

SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels ‘LET DOWN’ after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup – Check out

SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels ‘LET DOWN’ after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup – Check out
SA20 League: Temba Bavuma SA20 League LIVE: Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma has expressed his disappointment after failing to be picked by any team in the upcoming SA20 League. Bavuma was not picked in the SA20 auction on two different occasions. First in the normal auction round and then in the accelerated auction round. Bavuma who […]

SA20 League: Temba Bavuma SA20 League LIVE: Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma has expressed his disappointment after failing to be picked by any team in the upcoming SA20 League. Bavuma was not picked in the SA20 auction on two different occasions. First in the normal auction round and then in the accelerated auction round. Bavuma who had set his base price at Rand 850,000 now has shifted his focus for the upcoming South Africa Tour of India series and the upcoming T20 World Cup.  Follow SA20 Live and India vs SouthAfrica LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels ‘LET DOWN’ after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup – Check out

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SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels 'LET DOWN' after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup - Check out
SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels ‘LET DOWN’ after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup – Check out

“I’ll be lying if I said that I didn’t have any feelings of disappointment,” Bavuma told reports in a press conference ahead of his team’s tour to India.

“I certainly was expecting to play a role in the tournament. From my side, there are definitely feelings of disappointment and also feelings of almost being let down in a way. I don’t think that comes from any point of entitlement from my side,” he added.

Temba Bavuma has missed action since March 2022 when he suffered an elbow injury. Bavuma took over the reins of the Proteas squad last year. He has led the South African squad so far in 13 ODI and 17 T20I matches.

“I feel disappointed and let down,” he said. “As much as I’d like to speak more about it, it’s probably not the right time. Our focus now is on India and the World Cup.”

SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels ‘LET DOWN’ after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup – Check out

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Bavuma and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo were the only members of the India-bound squad who were not bought during the SA20 auction. Two players not in the touring party, fast bowler Sisanda Magala and batsman Donavon Ferreira, also attracted buyers.

“One expected to play a role in the tournament,” said Bavuma. “But it’s not just me, it’s Andile too, who has played a lot of
white-ball cricket for South Africa.” Coach Mark Boucher, who will end his tenure after the World Cup, said it was necessary to separate the league and the national team.

“He (Bavuma) is our leader and we back him in this team like you can’t believe,” said Boucher. “What happens in leagues and auctions — you can’t control that. From a Proteas perspective we back him 100 percent. Going into a massive tournament like the World Cup he will be a massive part of our team.”

South Africa will play three T20 and three one-day internationals in India, starting with a T20 match in Thiruvananthapuram on
Wednesday.

SA20 League: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma feels ‘LET DOWN’ after going UNSOLD in SA20 Auction, pulls focus to India series, T20 World Cup – Check out

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